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Giving Up Your Rights Without Even Knowing It

Last Thursday, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals decided Murray v. TransCare, a case that has a lot to do with immunities. Let's talk about the back-story before we get to the substance of the case. The Back-story Murray was litigated on the plaintiffs'… Read More

Dispersants Used by BP Linked to Cancer

A scary new report was just released indicating that there are 5 known cancer causing chemicals in the dispersant that BP chose to use to cleanup (well-actually just hide) the oil after the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This report is based… Read More

Plaintiff's Score Another Win in Gulf Oil Spill Litigation

Just yesterday Judge Barbier, the Federal Judge overseeing the Gulf Oil Spill Litigation MDL, denied most of the Defendants motion to dismiss. The order applies to all private party plaintiffs (not to governments) who are claiming economic losses because… Read More

Punitive Damages in Maryland Gas Leak Case against Exxon

Get ready for a huge verdict coming out of Baltimore County this week. A Baltimore County jury will be awarding punitive damages in an environmental law gas leak case that is in Baltimore County Circuit Court before Judge Robert N. Dugan. The Maryland… Read More

How the BP Oil Spill Update has Impacted the Shell Beach Community

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those impacted by the BP Oil Spill. This blog entry is about what I observed in Shell Beach as I drove through this community. But before I get to that, I want to provide some information about the claim process… Read More

On My Way To The Bayou

Louisiana is perhaps my favorite place in the whole world. I went to Tulane University in New Orleans for college and have visited Louisiana almost annually since then. I have many friends there including one of the best trial lawyers I know--Dan Robin.… Read More

Louisiana Small Businesses On Crash Course with Oil

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the fishermen and other small businesses who operate along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. BP's effort to quickly solve the leak by placing a containment tower over the oil leak ended yesterday when crystallized… Read More

BP Oil Spill Lawsuit Filed

Louisiana just can't catch a break. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fisherman, their families, and those who live on and near the coastlines that are immediately impacted by this BP Oil Spill disaster. As the hours and days tick by, it is becoming… Read More

Report on Declining Water Quality in Montgomery County Withheld

Montgomery County has not released a report on declining water quality in the County. The report has existed for at least six months, and it should have been released a long time ago. It apparently documents a steady decline in water stream health in… Read More

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